Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma’s aggressive celebration on Mohammed Shami’s brilliant five-wicket haul against New Zealand in CWC 2023 goes viral

Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami took a stunning five-wicket haul in his first match of the ODI World Cup 2023. India locked horns with New Zealand in the 21st clash of the ICC event on October 22, Sunday at the HPCA Stadium, Dharamshala. Shami, who played his first match of the World Cup on Sunday, picked his first wicket on the first ball of his spell.

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The ninth over of the first innings marked Shami’s first over in the 2023 season of the World Cup, and he dismissed Will Young for 17 runs off 27 on the first ball. However, this was just the beginning as the 33-year-old later went on to dismiss Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner. Later the India bowler dismissed Matt Henry, after Virat Kohli took a catch, marking Shami’s fifth wicket haul. 

Kohli, along with skipper Rohit Sharma celebrated the mark aggressively and congratulated the bowler. It is to be noted that Shami went on to become the only Indian bowler to take two five-wicket hauls in the ODI World Cup. 

India skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and invited rival stand-in captain Tom Latham and side to bat first. During the toss, Sharma said, “We’ll bowl first. No reason, we were here training yesterday and felt a bit of dew comes in. Looks like a good pitch, we’ll back ourselves to chase. Quite important to keep the momentum going, forget what happened in the past. Need to be at it all the time.” New Zealand posted 273 runs with all out in 50 overs. 

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